I bought this beautiful French sampler on Ebay some years back. It had to have it reframed as the original frame was damaged, and I had asked the seller to send it to me unframed.
It is done on fine weave, with silk threads. I believe it was the work of a young lady, as I see no obvious mistakes. It features a poem of endearment to her parents.
I might be wrong, but the date is written - 2 7bre 1844. I believe it is 2 september 1844.
|Sampler from 1844|
Cher papa et chere maman
Ce n'est point en offrant des fleurs
Que je veux peindre ma tendresse ;
De leurs parfums, de leurs couleurs
En peu d'instants le charme cesse.
la rose nait en un moment
En un moment elle est fletris ;
mais ce que pour vous mon coeur sent
Ne finira qu'avec ma vie.
Outre Furens ce 2 7bre 1844 Fait par Marie Angenieux
In English it would translate as :
Dear papa and mother
It is not in offering flowersThat I want to paint my tenderness
Of their perfums, and their colours
In a short instant the charm is done
The rose is born in a moment
And in a moment she is witheredBut what my heart feels for you
Will only end with my life.